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coverage of the leak and it's continuing impact. we begin with alex demetrick who shows us what went wrong, alex. >> reporter: when that gas line broke there was no second guessing what to do. people were ordered out as quickly as possible. you could hear it blocks away. a high pressure line carrying natural gas rupture bid a construction crew digging about 10:30 this morning. on the ground, firefighters and police rushed to the area. >> you could smell it from blocks away. 100yards. >> reporter: hundreds were evacuated. nearly all had to walk out of the area as gas continued to escape for more than an hour. >> it's a little too much but at least it's not 100 degrees today. >> we have our hazmat task force here in the scene. they are going to resident's home to determine if there are any odors of gas. none have been determined at the moment. >> reporter: part of that line is visible here why it was struck is now part of the investigation. three hours after the break happened people were allowed back in. bge repair crews have cleared the scene here. >> complete coverage continues
: he said he had no choice but to use his gun. >> i do wish there was something, anything, that i could have done that wouldn't didn't put me in the position where i had to take his life. >> she's the one that made the decision to get out -- he's the one that made the decision to get out of the vehicle that night. >> reporter: martge's parents believe he targeted their son because he's black. they stay he -- martin's parents believe he targeted their son because he's black. >> i just don't believe what he says. it hurts a great deal. >> reporter: zimmerman faces a charge of second and is free on a $1 political bond. randall pinkston, wjz "eyewitness news." >> zimmerman says he can't imagine what martin's parents go through every day and pray for them every day. >>> catching drug dealers in the act is one benefit of the city's crime watch camera program. now the city is expanding it and you can help. wjz is live at city headquarters. here'smore. >> reporter: hi, vic. well, the new program is an attempt to get the community involved in helping to stop and solve screams. more cameras to fi
thought. more than 2,000 rounds, they're now telling us. they're also saying these threats to shoot everyone in the workplace, happened while he was in the process of being fired. he told a supervise he was -- supervisor he was going to blow out his brains on the sidewalk. >> reporter: police called it a terrorist threat, a frightening discovery. they found 25 weapons inside the home of a man in crofton. sources identified him as neil prescott. they say he made threats of a shooting rampage to his supervisor, including a reference to a character in the batman movie. after the recent theater massacre, authorities took no chances. >> in farkts they said i'm -- fact, he said i'm a joker and i'm going to load my guns and blow everyone up. >> reporter: police took prescott into custody for a mental health evaluation and say charges are pending. >> the individual was wearing a t-shirt that said, guns don't kill people, i do. and what went down with that incident? the individual surrendered to us. we took him, based on petition for medical treatment to the anne arundel county medical cente
's still not stable. so dangerous, crews can't imagine the exact size. >> it's quite a challenge for us to come up with a design. especially with the roadway. >> reporter: the sink hole is just blocks from johns hopkins hospital. this busy part of monument street between bradford and east monford streets will be closed for weeks. >> reporter: dpw brought in ground-penetrating radar to test other areas around the sinkhole and found no problem. but for many, it's still alarming that a hole, 50 feet deep, could open on a major street. >> i don't think our streets should be caving in like that. i just think it's crazy. >> i've never seen anything like it. >> reporter: it's expected to take nine days alone to stabilize, hitting businesses this hard. >> yeah, i've heard it's ruined. . >> reporter: taking away their foot traffic. some shops are on temporary water lock. >> reporter: that would be frustrating. we need people to come. they're hurting us right now. >> reporter: the sink hole here formed when a drainage culvert collapsed. and infrastructure has been questioned lately especially one
in the region, but some storms southeast of us that pretty much jumped over in d.c. and still flood warnings in southern portions of montgomery. let's go to the eastern shore. that's where it's located. to the east of rock hall. that's a strong, strong thunderstorm heading towards henderson at 20 miles an hour. landing in the next five minutes or so around delaware and chester town. that's the strongest we could find in the area. d.c. had it. light showers off to the east. to the northwest of us, we have a wait a little while longer, probably until 8:00 or 9:00. more thunderstorm activity in the area later tonight. despite warnings, we still have a watch until 9:00 and a little bit earlier than that, however, the warnings continue through portions of the central and upper eastern shore until 6:30 to 7:00 with the storms moving in the region. tim with the crazy temperatures today. tim? >> crazy indeed. you talk abouted the temperature coming in, last reported with b.w.i. marshal. 70s in cumberland and hagerstown, these were all in the 90s until the rain moved through and the rain now starlett
they break. >> reporter: public works said they used cameras to look in water mains nearby and have not discovered similar problems as for the cost they have not come up with a dollar figure yet but you can estimate this is at least, hundreds of thousands of dollars to get this fixed. reporting live downtown, wjz eyewitness news. >>> thank you. complete coverage continues adam may investigates what is being done to stop future leaks. >> reporter: i can guarantee you there will be more major water main breaks in baltimore that is what history is telling us. after years of political grid lock water systems here in baltimore and across the country are dramatically under funded. water mains across baltimore busting at an alarming rate, 1,000 rupture every year the latest downtown predicted by homeowners in dun dock where 100 homes flooded in 2009. >> they will just keep for these pipes to keep bursting then the next community has to deal with this. >> reporter: since then, the city developed new plans to replace and rehabilitate some of the most dangerous water mains but to pay for hit
pavement, including part of u.s. 50. and buckled train tracks. it even left this u.s. airways jet stuck, sunk into soft pavement. >> pure hell. really. it has been awful. >> reporter: tell me about today. >> it's heaven. i love it. i love it. >> we can walk up to the snowball stand today. >> i turned off my air conditioner. save on that electric bill. >> reporter: but with the cool front came storms that knocked out another 15,000 bge customers. >> i heard that big bang. transformer blew. wire fell down. >> reporter: the utility restored most of them. bge has three weeks to issue a full report to the public service commission on the main outages last week. that commission will likely hold hearings on the utility's overall response. maryland health officials are also evaluating how well they handle the heat wave. >> we will actually be looking for closely. at the messages that went out. at our response as a state, at our response as an agency. we'll be look at that internally. we'll be looking at that across the state. >> now, that buckled section of u.s. 50 is between anne arundel count
, using gps technology to track foot patrols and calling in for more help from other agencies. >> couple of months ago, we really cracked down on the ruckus and behavior in the downtown area. and we're really not tolerating it. >> reporter: hoping to ensure a fun, safe and patriotic night. >> reporter: and on top of the city officers you see back here walking in the crowd, you've also seen some maryland state police. also coming through, what police are hoping for is a repeat of sailabration last month. they had record crowds down here in the inner harbor. and everyone left safe. reporting live tonight, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you, adam. and the fireworks start at 9:30. >>> hitting the jackpot. it's been almost a month since maryland's largest casino opened its doors in arundel mills. and as derek valcourt explains, jackpot winners aren't the only ones raking in the cash. >> reporter: the early numbers here at maryland live casino have been impressive. they are bringing in more than a million dollars a day in gaming revenue. >> reporter: the machines are on and
watching over us. >> reporter: the suspect's family is cooperating with police and says their hearts go out to the victims. and the messages of shock and sympathy are coming from abroad as well, the queen saying she sends her heart felt sympathy. president obama also delivering a statement of shock and grief for the families, and colorado's governor is calling this rampage the work of, quote, a deranged mind. the suspect is due in court on monday. live in aurora, colorado, theresa garcia, back to you. >> theresa, thank you. complete coverage continues with kai jackson, joining us now with more reaction from witnesses to this unthinkable act. kai? >> reporter: vic, many of those witnesses say at first they thought it was part of a movie. then they realized people all around them were being shot. the mat shooting at a colorado theater has left police with an investigation that will last sometime. this morning, detectives focused a great deal of attention on the suspect's apartment. >> obviously we're concerned about getting in there to get whatever evidence there is. >> reporter: witness to t
. >> they're telling us it still may be into the weekend. and we're saying, come on, let's get it done. >> reporter: ken ulman says, those left in the dark without power for four days now could also be in the dark for the weekend. he plans to ask tough questions to bge when things return to normal. >> are they doing all of the trimming they're supposed to be doing? are there areas that we should be burying underground that we haven't? >> reporter: and ulman is trying to deal with what the people didn't try to deal with. >> having a homeowner's policy has helped me out. >> reporter: with the threat of more storms coming in, homeowners are concerned that some of the branches that have not fallen completely off of the trees yet may come down. because they don't think they can hold on much longer. we'll send it back to you, vic. >> okay, rochelle. as crews work around the clock to get the power back to affected areas, they still have their work cut out for them. our first warning weather coverage continues with captain jeff long, in north baltimore. >> good evening. we're flying over east
and desperate people have used extension cords to charge their phones to keep in touch with loved ones. >> it's legal for me because i don't have in other choice. >> reporter: the main goal now is trying to get electricity back on and getting back to normal. >> eventually we'll all get straightened out eventually. >> reporter: still a lot of work to be done, there were six deaths because of this storm and the heat in maryland. you can see they're still out here working trying to get power back on in this neighborhood. the staffing levels are equal to what they had after hurricane irene last year after they got all these reinforcements back in. there were also four nursing homes in the state right now that do not have air- conditioning. so some very rough times out there. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> that's very tough for them. thank you mike. >> a late check with bge here's the latest power outage numbers. this is just in our area nearly 70,000 people are without power in baltimore county, 58,000 in the dark in baltimore city. anne anne arundel count tip has 38,000.
in the city, that excessive heat warning. for the rest of us, west of the bay, most areas there under a -- that's the heat advisory. and on the eastern shore, an excessive heat watch for tonight. and again through tomorrow. into saturday as well. because these temperatures are not going to really cool down until the second half of the weekend. tim has a look at just how hot it's been recently. tim? >> well, we were just experiencing a nice little break with the sun going behind some clouds. but as soon as it came back out, started to feel the heat jump up again. temperatures have fluctuated in the upper 90s. we went up as high as 99 degrees today. we've down to 97. so i mean, you know -- you can still feel that difference. it's still about 105 to 107 degrees will feels-like temperature on your skin, when the sun is out. and that's what we expect to see on friday into saturday. and just a little bit of a break on sunday. 101 on friday. 103 on saturday. as far as our forecast high. and then the actual feels-like temperature will be near 110 degrees. as for today, today marks the 19th da
an ambulance coming through here, now the fire department told us a short time ago that there were no injuries so that may not be related to that. we are seeing a lot of fire trucks here, look at that water just all pouring downhill. all on light street and near pratt street. and kai pointed out last hour how we have the grand prix coming up in seven weeks who knows what that could do to those plans and this is a busy intersection at any time of year. so if you travel down here if you're working tomorrow you better plan on delays. it is just gridlock here if you look down pratt street right now, you can see the cars are just backed up. everybody trying to get around this. and there just is no good way around it. it's best just to avoid downtown at this point. but again we're still working to figure out exact dimensions of the water main break and exact cause. that is unknown at this point. but there's still a lot of water coming down here. the main break appears in lumbard and redwood. they have the command center down there and they have the roadblocked off. we continue to gather informatio
a lot of us do and all of us have seen. >> kids, teens, adults, everybody. everybody does it. it's unfortunate. >> there's one right there. >> trying to find a good place to stop them. >> reporter: it's an overall effort to crack down on all sorts of problem. >> you contact be on your phone while at a red light or physically driving. >> reporter: to enforce the new law, police are learning as they go. it's not like running a radar for speeders. >> whether i try to do is pull up to the lights and look into the building to stop. >> reporter: it doesn't take much looking. >> she's texting right now. >> reporter: it turned out to be a long light. >> still doing it. >> reporter: the fine for texting while driving is $80 plus one point on your record. but punishment isn't the focus for police today. >> i have issued some patience. and a lot of warnings. it really depends on the driver and the record and what they did. >> the goal today is to educate. [ sirens ] >> reporter: one stop at a time. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >>> a crackdown while texting while driving is a statewi
. >> company police tells us. >> reporter: they have been running this prostitution ring for years. >> reporter: this giant warehouse on south pulaski street. >> we found a handgun. a small amount of marijuana. in various ledgers and documents that would suggest that an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> reporter: at 12-- a 12-year veteran with the baltimore fire department was arrested monday. wjz has learned he had been arrested for human trafficking and prostitution back in 2010. but was never charged. >> as of this moment, he has never been suspended without pay. and we will begin our preliminary investigation into the situation. >> reporter: chief kevin cartwright tells wjz, simmons was a park paramedic. out of rowland park. >> that's a little unnerving. you don't want to think of the people who are protecting are doing things they aren't supposed to be doing. but i guess you find out we're all human and do things we shouldn't do at times. >> reporter: police seized several flash drives, computers, sex toys inside the warehouse. >>
. it's getting closer. about 125 miles northwest of us. but as you can see, it continues to head down to the south and southeast. and they've already issued a series of thunderstorm warnings for northern york county. although some of the activity here has weakened somewhat, there are still very strong storms, capable of wielding gusts of 58 miles an hour. and that's why they issued this severe thunderstorm watch for our region. all of the entire state, really, in delaware, until 1:00 a.m., under that watch to our north. severe thunderstorm warnings. so much of southwest p.a., as you can see, as those storms approach. we've had a lot reports across pennsylvania of thunderstorm damage, wind damage, things of that nature. now we're at 97 with a dew point of 73. we're running about 10 or 12 degrees warmer than yesterday. but the dew point is so high that it feels like 107. very moist atmosphere. very conducive to strong thunderstorms. once again, keep up with us tonight. we'll be watching for warnings that come up. >>> a baltimore county man is accused of having sex with a boy. police say
80s to near 90 degrees for a lot of us. 95 in patuxent. but where the front is starting to come through. it dropped with a thunderstorm. 79 in elkton. 73. also, notice the dew points are so high. tomorrow, both the temperatures and the dew points are coming down. and those are coming way down. those are coming down tomorrow. that's a little break before another round of heat moves our way thursday. and we'll have your forecast coming up. >> thank you, bernadette and bob. it's time to get to work. training camp for the ravens is under way. wjz is live at the ravens complex in owings mills. sports director mark viviano speaks with some of the players. >> reporter: not a bad first day of work for the ravens. considering that for most of the time they were on the field, it was overcast, even a little drizzle. not bad for late july here in owings mills. today was just the rookies and the quarterbacks. so a lot of guys new to the team getting their first taste of a real nfl training camp. and another thing that is new. look out for your new head coach. and his new look. john harbaugh,
it was industrial grade. the kind used in paint and furniture polish. and she made hundreds. thousands of dollars, on women up and down the east coast. >> i want privacy with my family now. >> the feds hit a snag in court when a key witness, smedley's former lover, told the judge the government tricked him into a plea deal, turning a sentencing into an all-day event. but police still had a powerful account from a dancer who worked on smedley's block. the silicone entered her blood stream and sent her to the hospital. >> reporter: prosecutor says smedley kept the silicone in a water jug and would use crazy glue to fill up the holes in the women's bodies so the silicone did not leak out. >> reporter: they exposed the dangers. targeting women who expected to come out looking like j-lo, who instead were permanently disfigured. >> she got a lot of people, even her clients as recently as yesterday, wishing her luck and hoping for the best for her. i don't think there is any doubt in my mind that she understands what she did was wrong. >> this big business. over a four month period. prosecutors say she
is immune from the danger. >> the longer this goes on, as people become sort of used to it, they may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> he's the biggest problem. pavement gets really hot. i try to keep really short walks. >> reporter: some are enjoying being out in the hazy sunshine. >> to me, laying out in the sun is ther putic. clears my mind and thoughts. you know, when you can't afford tanning in the economy today, you improvise. >> reporter: and the hottest day is yet to come. >> i saw the temperature for tomorrow. and i thought, how far away can i get if i start driving now? [ laughter ] >> reporter: and cooling centers are open across baltimore city and across the region. and pools have extended hours. and they are packed, as you can see behind me. reporting live in hampden, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and our first warning weather coverage continues with rochelle ritchie, live in woodlawn, with people suffering without power an
the clerk was punched before the suspects fled. >>> many police departments used cameras to record you. now a civil rights group says you should be able to turn the cameras on police without fear. wjz is live, adam may has the latest on the ongoing legal debate over video taping police. >> today almost three dozen police agencies across maryland got a letter from the aclu. the aclu says that some of them are not doing enough to protect your constitutional rights. this 2010 scuffle between baltimore police and a woman at preakness set up a legal fire storm when police seized the phone of an eyewitness who took video. then when chris sharp got his phone back the video and other videos of his children were all deleted. >> the way it was explained to me it was evidence and i had to give it to them. the guy actually said that's what you get for taping it. >> reporter: video taping police has been a big issue the last few years. >> citizens have a right to do it under the fourth amendment. >> reporter: that's why the aclu is encouraging police departments to write new rules. like this in 2010 whe
witness. every clue. for us to say -- or speculate on a motive, would be unfair. >> reporter: one source says the abductor tried to put duct tape over vi ripken's eyes. but she told him he was claustrophobic. so he just put a blindfold on her. police have not said whether he used her atm or credit card. the family thanked police, saying they were grateful for the return of ms. ripken. but said they couldn't comment because this investigation is ongoing. >> our complete coverage continues now with jessica kartalija. she is live with more on why vi means so much to baseball fans in our state. >> to say the least. vi ripken has spent most of her life in the aberdeen area. and she has said many times, she has hoped never to leave. >> as a mother, i'd want him to play forever. >> reporter: vi ripken, affect affectately known as vi, is no stranger to the fot slight. -- spotlight. the mother to fred, cal, billy. >> what can i say about my mom? she is an unbelievable person. she let my dad lead the way on the field. but she was dollar in every other way. >> reporter: seen here throwing out the f
in the parking lot, and illegally use the police database to digip -- dig up dirt on his political opponents. >> we need to get past that. >> reporter: the county executive named pamela davis to replace tear. she's the first one to lead the department. >>> leopold faces charges. he will now announce that he was ending that probe. it is important to resolve this matter without any disruption to the functioning of the police department. our officers believe -- office believes that this resolution is in the best interest of the citizens. many believe it is likely part of the deal. and the chief will testify against leopold at trial. >> i don't know what his testimony will be. but i suspect he'll be among those who have called in during the case against the county executive. >> and instead of stonewalling and playing games. and not complying fully with our public records request. it's time for the county and the police department to come clean. >> reporter: mr. leopold thanked the chief for his service. and in a statement said, the reason chief tear was stepping down, was to spend more time with
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